Airports Fiji has selected Ambidji, an Australian aviation specialist company, to provide training on its new multi-sensor surveillance air traffic control system.
Ambidji will train Airports Fiji's instructors using a computer-based programme and air traffic control simulators, allowing its air traffic controllers to transition to a new procedural approach at Nadi airport, says Ambidji.
The training is the final stage of a project that aims to roll out the multi-sensor air traffic control service in 2013. The technology to be used by Airports Fiji will allow air traffic controllers to determine the aircraft position by a combination of two methods, multilateration and automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (ADS-B).
Ambidji will develop the air traffic control operating concept, in addition to the training and certification, in coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, adds Ambidji.
Classroom training is expected to begin towards the end of this year.